Libby Peters, a 2006 Columbia graduate, four-year rower
and former co-captain, returned to Morningside Heights in August 2011 as the
assistant coach for the women's rowing team, joining the
staff of first-year head coach Scott Ramsey.
"I am thrilled to have Libby return to Columbia as an assistant
coach," Ramsey said. "She will be an outstanding role model for the
women on our team and she is passionate about bringing the Lions to the
highest level of success in the Ivy League and the NCAA."
A former United States National Team member, Peters most recently
founded and was the executive director of Philadelphia City Rowing, the
first free competitive rowing program open to any public school student
in Philadelphia. With Philadelphia City Rowing, Peters coached a
year-round program comprised of 50 students that competed in the
Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association. Peters also has coaching
experience with the Vesper Boat Club and at the The Shipley School and
As a member of the U.S. National Team, Peters was the stroke of the
lightweight quad, which won a bronze medal at the 2008 World
Championships. That same year, Peters helped her boat place second at
the Olympic Trials. Peters has loads of international rowing
experience, not only with the U.S. National Team, but also at the
CRASH-b World Championships and the Canadian Henley Regatta.
While at Columbia, Peters was named the most valuable member of the
varsity crew that year, serving as a co-captain. In 2009, Peters was one
of 25 alumnae selected to the Columbia Women's Athletics Silver
Anniversary Honor Roll.
An Academic All-Ivy League honoree, she majored in 20th century U.S.
history with a minor in Middle Eastern studies. In 2010, Peters
completed the Business Essentials Certificate Program at Penn's Wharton
School of Business.
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